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Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson: - Technique - Theory - Music - Practice All together are basic fundamentals. My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication. As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream! I recommend younger children travel to me for the best learning experience.
Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals! Zeynep has professional experience teaching at: • Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program) • New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist) • Orchestra of St. Lukes (Violin Faculty and Strings Ensemble Leader) • Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center) •The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program), • Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program) • Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes) • Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach) •The Nord Anglia International School NY (private violin teacher) • Elizabeth Faidley Studio (Violin Faculty) Pedagogy Education at The Juilliard School: - Insights Into Learning: Edward Bilous - Arts in Education: Thomas Cabaniss
I love teaching music! (All my available time slots are for both Teacher Location and Online) I have been teaching violin and fiddle for 30 years now. I have been a professional violinist for 45 years and love to share my experiences and knowledge of music with others. I teach beginners/intermediate and advanced students with a complete focus on getting students to play as soon as possible. I teach both by ear and with sheet music. I am extremely patient and my students always have a great time learning. I have won over 65 National Violin Championships and 13 World Violin Championships, and I have managed 3 violin shops across the US. If you don't wish to take lessons with me, I still plead with you that you take any lessons from anyone and PLAY MUSIC! :) :) You can see more about me at sheilamaguire.net and read some testimonies from my students. Looking forward to hearing from you! :)
It is so important to learn from a real professional. I am international soloist and pedagogue, having studied with the world's greatest teachers, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, Josef Gingold, etc. international violin competitions winner. It is very easy to get faulty instruction at any stage of the development. Mine is of the highest of quality. I can teach from beginner to the most advanced. Have been teaching for 40+ years.
Violin is a complex art, one that takes many years to develop, but can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Despite its challenges, love for the violin and music should never take a back seat in a lesson, That is what I will focus on. Nevertheless, there are methods and techniques crucial to violin playing that I will also keep at the forefront. At the end of the day, students have their own unique voice that I will try to nurture while at the same time teach them the fundamental tools to achieve it. Whether just starting out or already playing for many years, I will strive to do what is best for the student. To all of you, I wish you best of luck with violin and hope you can join me in making music!
I've been teaching violin for 14 years, and I strongly believe that playing the violin should be a rewarding experience for the student. No two students are exactly alike, so I avoid the cookie-cutter approach to teaching—instead, I structure lessons based on each student's unique strengths and challenges, as well as what interests them. While technique is a crucial component to playing the violin, I also take joy in helping my students find their own musical voice. I have seen many of my students rise from complete beginners to advanced, talented players. Even the adult beginners I have taught have made tremendous progress both in technique and in musical expression—it is never too late to learn how to play the violin! I am experienced in teaching classical and fiddle music, but I am also always open to helping you learn any kind of music you want to play (Coldplay, Etta James, Disney music, Broadway musicals, etc!). If there's something you'd love to learn, I'll help you do it!
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